#PinkPOWER

At First Commerce, we believe in #PinkPOWER! 

Worldwide, 1 in 8 women and 1 in 1,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer – only 5-10% of whom have it in their family history. Knowing so many First Commerce team members, members, and friends have a connection to this cause, we chose to take our annual breast cancer awareness efforts to the next level and empower people to give back by launching the #PinkPOWER initiative to support others in our area who are facing their own battles. 

In October, First Commerce Credit Union initially joined forces with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation in North Florida to spearhead the #PinkPower #FlamingoChallenge as a fun way to raise awareness and contributions during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We also extended these efforts in South Georgia by partnering with South Georgia Medical Center Foundation to accomplish the same goal. To kick off the challenges, First Commerce challenged at least a dozen businesses, organizations, and people in each region by delivering flocks of plastic flamingos and encouraging them to raise funds to directly support patients at Tallahassee Memorial’s Walker Breast Center in North Florida and SGMC's Pearlman Cancer Center in South Georgia. 

Under the #PinkPOWER initiative, a community grand total of more than $50,000 was raised to support breast cancer patients! We believe in investing our dollars into the communities where our team members and their loved ones work, play, and call home! First Commerce believes that together we can, and we will. That’s The Power of First Commerce – and The Power of You!

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#FlamingoChallenge

First Commerce is proud to serve in a community where its members are committed to supporting others in need. Since the #PinkPOWER launch, hundreds of organizations and individuals displayed generosity, creativity and commitment to taking this initiative to a whole new level as they make a BIG impact on breast cancer. We’re sharing the flamingo activity as they traveled around North Florida and South Georgia.

For more pictures of the #FlamingoChallenge simply #FindtheFlock on social media by searching: #FlamingoChallenge, #FindtheFlock, or #PinkPower.  

Students at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, FL strike a flamingo pose as they accept the #FlamingoChallenge. 

Ace of Fades Barber Shop in Valdosta, GA GO PINK for #PinkPOWER. 

Chaparral Boats team members help the #FlamingoChallenge grow in Nashville, GA. 



Participating Organizations and Individuals

First Commerce would like to recognize the many organizations and individuals who made a donation to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation or SGMC Foundation in support of the #PinkPOWER initiative. All funds raised through this initiative had a direct impact on the patients and programs at Tallahassee Memorial and SGMC Pearlman Cancer Center.

The #PinkPOWER initiative has made some BIG waves in North Florida as a FUNdraising and awareness initiative during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our initial #PinkPOWER partnership began with TMH Foundation to support breast cancer patients at Tallahassee Memorial’s Walker Breast Center. During the month of October, over 75 organizations and individuals accepted the #FlamingoChallenge. We appreciate their contributions and commitment to making a difference. 

#PinkPOWER 2020 Donor Listing

Avant Garb
Blank Meenan and Smith PA
Bowman Promotional Specialties
Budget Printing
C. Myers Corporation
Carroll and Company, CPAs
Dowdy Plumbing
First Commerce Credit Union
First Florida Credit Union
Florida State University Credit Union
In Focus Apparel
Killearn Lakes TaeKwonDo
League of Southeastern Credit Union & Affiliates
Lincoln High School
Mad Dog Construction
Mainline Information Systems
Mary L. Sweet & Friends
Moore Bass Consulting
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, L.L.P.
O'Steen & O'Steen P.L., Attorneys and Mediators
Peter Boulware Toyota
Radiology Associates of Tallahassee, P.A.
Raymond James
Sachs Media Group
Sharon Davis School of Dance
SRI Management
Sun Coast Electric and Networking, Inc.
Tallahassee Primary Care Associates, P.A.
Talquin Electric Cooperative
Thomas Howell Ferguson, P.A.
TMH Federal Credit Union
Williams, Gautier, Gwynn, DeLoach & Kiker, P.A.

*The list above recognizes contribution to TMH Foundation as of November 13, 2020.

In mid-October, First Commerce launched #PinkPOWER in South Georgia and partnered with SGMC Foundation to raise funds for breast cancer patients treated at SGMC Pearlman Cancer Center. Over 50 organizations in South Georgia accepted the #FlamingoChallenge and the community support continued to grow into November. We appreciate their contributions and commitment to making a difference. 

#PinkPOWER 2020 Donor Listing

Berrien County Sheriff's Office
Bubba Highsmith, State Farm Agent
Chaparral Boats
Coyote MFG Co.
Divine Designs by Jennifer
Family Vision Care
First Commerce Credit Union
Heritage Benefit Group dba Houston & Associates Insurance
Hogan & Associates Realty Advisors, Inc
Imperial Auto Sales
Jerry Kelley GMC
Karla Walker Attorney at Law
Kenya Barnes
KFC of Valdosta
Lowndes Drug Action Council, LLC
Maluda Auto Sales
Nashville Eye Center
Nelson Auto Sales
Real Living Realty Advisors
Ricky & Denise Ray
SCD Incorporated
Southern Body Works
Stephen Shiver Dentistry
Studstill Firm, LLP
World of Fades Barbershop, LLC

 *The list above recognizes contribution to SGMC Foundation as of November 13, 2020.



In The News

The #PinkPOWER initiative received favorable media coverage from various outlets including print and radio. First Commerce appreciates the media programs for helping us to broaden the awareness of #PinkPOWER and its impact on patients in our community.  

March 28, 2020     Initial Press Release Announcing #PinkPOWER Initiative with TMH Foundation

October 19, 2020    Press Release Announcing #PinkPOWER Initiative with SGMC Foundation 

October 21, 2020    First Commerce CEO, Cecilia Homison, Joins the Preston Scott Radio Show for a #PinkPOWER Talk